Research Center Fellowship

Research Center Fellowship

Culturally Responsive Teaching Knowledge and Practices of Online Faculty Abstract Cultural responsiveness is important to engage and meet the needs of diverse students in higher education. Faculty and the students they teach online often come from different worlds. Cultural differences between faculty and their students can pose important challenges affecting the quality and efficacy of teaching and learning. Using an assessment instrument to measure faculty’s culturally responsive teaching knowledge and practices in teaching and advising students of color, military, LGBTQ, religious minority, international students, etc., we examined differences in cultural responsiveness knowledge and culturally responsive practices by education sector and degree level taught. The findings may contribute to addressing a knowledge gap in higher education. The results may have important implications for online faculty training, professional development, mentoring, and support.